Over the period of seven hard working days I created an outdoor public commission inside a tunnel for Slagelse Council, DK located in Skælskør.
Total length: 27 meter on each side.
It was official opened on August 30, 2019 by the mayor John Dyrby followed by a poetic reading by me during the music of Gypsy Of God.
It was all quite overwhelming.
Namely because of the locals being such a big part of the proces as they every day came to talk about glasses, God and everything in between.
I started to use their many stories in the motifs, focusing on the nature they kept on showing me by pointing towards the lake the tunnel is placed next to, or showing me their roses in their garden (I actually went there to see them) or by giving me photos they had captured of the wildlife.
In the center of the tunnel I painted the words:
I Am Trying Not To Be Here
Photos by © Lars Rønbøg